In a message dated 6/1/01 6:55:44 AM Pacific Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org
> Well I'm finally replacing the beams I lost in the Ice storm of '98. I
> have a 150' guyed tower with a HyGain HDR300A, and I'm wondering what to
> put on top. That XR49 looks interesting! Anyone tried it? Perhaps a
> better choice for me would be the XR51 (40M fan)... anyone care to
> relate their experience these? I would like to hear any info regarding
> their installation. They are bigger than anything I've tried to install
> in the past.
These are BIG antennas. Until you've stood next to an assembled one, it's
hard to imagine how big.
The HDR-300 may not be enough rotator. The Effective Moment of the
antenna and the rotator are almost identical - about 5k ft/lbs - but the
HDR-300 ain't that robust, especially in the splined output shaft, brake,
> Another possibility would be a more modest HyGain TH11
> with a 2 el 40. Any suggestions for a reasonable antenna to stack with
> the TH11?
You mean besides another TH11? That would be my approach. Or a stack of
C31XR's, etc. Much more reasonable set-up and you can use a T2X to turn them
as well as your HDR-300..
Cheers, Steve K7LXC
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